Apply the expert tips of Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan to calm an overactive dog and life will be easier for man and beast alike.
You will need
- Dog jobs
- Exercise session
- Calm state of mind
- Aromatherapy scents
- Pool or lake (optional)
Step 1 Withdraw attention Be calm. Withdraw attention from an overexcited dog–don’t make eye contact, touch or talk to the dog to quickly quiet them.
Step 2 Put the dog to work Put an overactive dog to work, providing a task with a clear beginning and end to help channel energy in a positive way.
Step 3 Exercise the pooch Exercise an overactive pooch with a brisk walk to release energy, and it may become too tired to nip and jump.
Take an older dog for a swim to provide low-impact exercise.
Step 4 Show calm Show a calm, assertive state of mind to encourage and create balanced dog behavior, because canines reflect a human’s energy.
Walk dogs before visiting a dog park for a calmer experience.
Step 5 Try aromatherapy Try aromatherapy to calm a rambunctious and overactive dog, following your veterinarian’s advice about the best scents and safe dispersal methods. Nurture balance and stability in a dog and you just might renew your own inner calm as well.
Did You Know:
Man’s domestication of dogs began 12,000 years ago.